Selly Park follows the procedures laid down by Birmingham City Council in respect of Admissions and Appeals. We aim to provide all prospective parents and pupils with the information necessary to enable them to gain a clear indication of what the school has to offer.
This is achieved in a number of ways:
By welcoming all prospective parents and pupils to an open evening and open days at the school each year. Parents and pupils are taken around the school by current pupils in the course of the open evening or by a member of staff and pupils during a working school day.
A detailed prospectus and other information sheets are always available on request.
Interviews and a tour of the school are arranged for prospective parents and pupils who cannot attend the open evening or open days.
Open evenings and open days are advertised in the local press and in the publication ‘Secondary Education Opportunities for your child in Birmingham’.
For all community schools in Birmingham, Birmingham City Council is the admission authority and has set its oversubscription criteria. When a community school receives more applications than it has places available, the places at that school will be offered based on the following order of priority:
Looked After Children (in public care) or previously Looked After Children.
Siblings (a sister who will be in attendance in September of the year of admission)
Distance (children who live nearest the school).
Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school, calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between the child’s home address and the school.
Notes: Any child with an Educational Health & Care Plan or a statement of special educational needs (SEN) is required to be admitted to the school that is named in their statement. This gives any such child overall priority for admission to the named school. This is not an oversubscription criterion.
How to make an In-Year application
Applications made outside the normal admissions round (in-year admissions) will be made directly to the school. Birmingham City Council will provide an ‘In Year’ application form for parents to complete. Selly Park abides by the procedures regarding pupils who are granted places at the school following an appeal. Such pupils are welcomed into the school community.
Further guidance on Admissions and Appeals can be found in ‘Secondary Education Opportunities for your child in Birmingham’.